ExpiredNews - PHOTOS: Rare blue ice appears on Lake Michigan - The Weather Network
Your weather when it really mattersTM

Country

Please choose your default site

Americas

Asia - Pacific

Europe

News

PHOTOS: Rare blue ice appears on Lake Michigan


Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Monday, March 5, 2018, 1:23 PM - Crowds are racing to Lake Michigan's Straits of Mackinac to catch a rare, natural phenomenon.

Piles of blue ice, broken up into sizeable chunks due to a wind storm earlier this month, are creating a stunning scene.


Visit our Complete Guide to Spring 2018 for an in depth look at the Spring Forecast, tips to plan for it and much more.


Despite its striking appearance, the ice isn't actually blue. It only appears that way because compressed ice has pushed out the air bubbles, which scatter the light.

Without the presence of air bubbles, light passes through the ice without disruption, allowing it to better reflect the blue component of white light.

While rare, blue ice isn't uncommon. It can be seen in irregular intervals on the Great Lakes.

PHOTOS: Beautiful blue ice:







#icecaps #mackinawbridge #blueice

A post shared by Jet (@jrc8470) on


VIDEO: Blue ice on Lake Michigan | February 2016:







Another rare bird seen in Canada, this time on west coast
See infestation that could plague Canadian homes this spring
Earthquake-causing meteor strikes over Michigan
School bans students from touching snow
Default saved
Close

Search Location

Close

Sign In

Please sign in to use this feature.